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October Board Meeting Relocated

MEETING RELOCATED: October Board Meeting will be held: Tuesday, October 24th at 1pm in El Montecito Presbyterian Church’s Library 1455 East Valley Road, Montecito, California, 93108 Many meeting times have been rescheduled in the months of October, November and December due to schedule conflicts and upcoming holidays. For the most current information, please check the […]

NOTICE OF PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD FOR DRAFT AND INTENT TO ADOPT NEGATIVE DECLARATION for Participation in the Semitropic Water Storage District Water Banking and Exchange Program

PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD: October 12th to November 10th, 2017 MONTECITO WATER DISTRICT (District) invites public comments on the Draft Initial Study/Negative Declaration (IS/ND) for Participation in the Semitropic Water Storage District Water Banking and Exchange Program. Project Description: The primary objective of the District’s participation in the Semitropic Water Banking and Exchange Program is to […]

September Board Meeting Highlights

(Montecito, California, September 21, 2017) Montecito Water District’s Board of Directors met and acted on several items this week. Business improvements, technological advancements, and cautious optimism about future water supply were the prevailing topics. Here are the highlights: Capital Projects and Technological Advancements Engineering Manager Adam Kanold presented a Capital Projects update. In early October, […]

Penalties and Allocations Are Repealed, and a New Water Loss Adjustment Policy May Help Reduce Costs Incurred from Leaks

(Montecito, California, August 23, 2017) Last Wednesday the Montecito Water District’s Board of Directors acted on several items, most notably the repeal of allocations and penalties. The District began making modifications to its drought ordinances in March, with the suspension of Ordinance 94 penalties for water use in excess of monthly customer allocations. Ordinance 94 […]

From the General Manager

Summary Report as the District Moves into Fiscal Year 2017/18 Fiscal Year 2017/18 Adopted Budget The District adopted its fiscal year 2017/18 budget on June 28, 2017. Some of the notable points are as follows: Above average rainfall in Santa Barbara County and across the State this past winter improved local water supplies. The District’s […]

Public Hearing on Water Availability Charge (WAC)

Water Facilities Improvement Program Enters Twenty-First Year A key source of funds to pay for ongoing water distribution system upgrades has been an annual assessment of $30 per acre (or per parcel less than an acre) within the District. The assessment is collected along with property taxes as a water availability charge, and is used […]

Beginning May 30th, Possible Traffic Delays on Ashley Road in Montecito.

(Montecito, California, May 18, 2017) A water main serving residents on a section of Ashley Road is scheduled to be replaced beginning next week after the Memorial Day holiday. The construction zone will be closed to through traffic, and traffic will be reduced to a single access lane for residents. Montecito Water District, with subcontractor […]

Montecito Water District Plans to Increase Local, Reliable, Water Supplies

News Press Release Monthly Board Meeting took place on Tuesday, May 16 (Montecito, California, May 16, 2017) Montecito Water District’s Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of Resolution 2149, adopting the Urban Water Management Plan (Plan) 2015 update. Such Plans are mandated by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) for use as a […]

2015 Urban Water Management Plan Update Adopted

The Board of Directors unanimously approved adoption of the Montecito Water District’s Urban Water Management Plan 2015 Update following a Public Hearing at the District’s May 16 regular Board Meeting. Download the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan Update Errata Sheet for Minor Corrections to UWMP 2015 Update An Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) is a […]

Earth Day 2017

(Montecito, California, April 24, 2017) Thanks to the many visitors and participating agencies who turned out for Earth Day! Community Environmental Council once again organized a successful Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival, providing education and connection to individuals and organizations alike. Access to the posters on display: How to keep trees alive in the drought. […]